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Santa Monica College Police Department


"Safety for the College Community"

Welcome to Santa Monica College.

The Santa Monica College Police Department (SMC PD) would like to welcome all students, faculty, staff and guests to the campuses of Santa Monica College.   As members of the College Community, we all share the responsibility of maintaining a safe and healthy educational environment.  Your safety and well-being is the primary concern and responsibility of the men and women of the SMCPD. 

The SMCPD is a California P.O.S.T. Certified Agency with highly trained officers and support personnel committed to the highest standards of professionalism and service.  Our department strives to provide an atmosphere of safety encouraging the college community to focus on providing the highest quality of education.

My staff and I are dedicated to providing the highest level of professional Police services to the College Community while serving with pride and integrity.

Mark D. Kessler 

Interim Chief of Police

Santa Monica Community College District


  2015 SMC Police Annual Security Report​